New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

3 days ago

Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

How the lack of affordable vegetables is creating a billion-dollar obesity epidemic in South Africa

David Sanders, emeritus professor at the school of public health at the University of the Western Cape says that South Africans have a very high burden of ill health, much of which is related to their diet...

16 Aug 2018

What population growth will do to health and communities

By 2030,the world population is expected to be 8.6 billion people, growing to 11.2 billion by 2100, which will have an impact on health and communities...

29 May 2018

Making food safety a priority

Understanding the basic principles of food microbiology and safety is vital to preventing contamination of food products and subsequent illness in consumers...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 9 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

Making traditional food fashionable again will boost nutrition and food security

Smart food crops, so named because they are good for consumers, good for farmers and good for the planet, are at the heart of many strategies worldwide aimed at beating malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies...

25 Jan 2018

Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 23 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Government bans livestock, agriculture imports from South Africa over Listeriosis

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has banned the importation of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits from South Africa over Listeriosis, a viral disease also known as Kaba.

By Eddie Nsabimana 25 Dec 2017

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance...

By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

Call for climate change health funding

Recent climate changes have had widespread impact on human and natural systems, and there's compelling evidence that this proves numerous health risks...

30 Oct 2017

The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

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